Italian Cromodora Wheels to Use Hydro REDUXA
European wheel maker Cromodora Wheels will use Hydro REDUXA low-carbon aluminium to help car makers lower their carbon footprint. Aluminium wheels can now be produced with a record-low carbon footprint. Cromodora Wheels is a long-standing Hydro customer and a key player in the aluminium wheel industry. During 2021, they will make Hydro REDUXA a significant part of their aluminium supply for wheel production. Hydro REDUXA has a certified maximum carbon footprint of 4.0 kg CO2e/kg aluminium. This is less than a quarter of the global average and includes the entire value chain of aluminium from raw material to finished product including transport (smelter scope 1,2,3).
The Hydro REDUXA foundry alloy aluminium volumes to Cromodora Wheels will be produced at Hydro’s Norwegian primary aluminium production sites in Sunndal and Årdal, where production is based entirely on renewable hydropower.
As car makers are electrifying cars to remove emissions from the vehicle’s use phase, next up is lowering emissions in the production phase, and materials are in focus. Aluminium in transport is contributing to light-weighting and lowering energy consumption when cars are in use. Looking at the material itself, the carbon footprint of aluminium varies greatly depending on where and how it is produced.
The Italian wheel maker is one of the pioneers in the wheel industry. They supply the main premium car makers in Europe; AMG-Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, FCA, Maserati, JLR, Porsche, Seat, Skoda and VW and use cutting-edge casting technology to ensure lightness and the highest quality.